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ISBN13: 9780380976522
ISBN10: 0380976528
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There are histories beneath history. Tim Powers, one of the most brilliant and audacious talents in contemporary fiction, casts an eerie light on the terrible events that made the twentieth century and reveals what the Cold War was really about.

Declare

After a ten-year hiatus, British academic Andrew Hale is abruptly called back into the Great Game by a terse, cryptic telephone message. Born to "the trade" and recruited at the age of seven by a most secret Secret Service, Hale, in 1963, is forced to confront again the nightmare that has haunted his adult life: a lethal unfinished operation code-named Declare.

Two decades earlier, as a young double agent infiltrating the Soviet spy network in Nazi-occupied Paris, Hale first encountered the incomprehensible rhythms of an invisible world. And from that moment on nothing was ever safe and knowable again. There also, his life became eternally linked with two others' lives that would recurrently intersect his at its most dangerous junctures: his "comrade operative," the fiery and beautiful Communist agent Elena Teresa Ceniza-Bendiga, the object of Hale's undying love, and Kim Philby, the mysterious traitor to the British cause...and perhaps to all humanity. Together they form an unlikely trimuvirate with one shared destiny: Declare.

But the Great Game is greater and far more terrible than Andrew Hale ever imagined. There is another, larger war raging unseen all around him, a cataclysmic secret conflict masked by a "Cold War" of national ideologies. And it is drawing Hale, Elena, and Philby inexorably toward world-shattering consequences on a Biblical mountain in the Middle East...and to a hideous feast of broken minds, destroyed lives, and devoured souls.

The remarkable imagination of Tim Powers has wedded John le Carré with Clive Barker to create something unlike anything previously contained between book covers. A sweeping epic adventure, a love story, a revelation, a nightmare, it is our past and our world as something other...Declare!

About the Author

Tim Powers is the author of numerous novels, including Declare, Last Call, Hide Me Among the Graves, and On Stranger Tides, the inspiration for the blockbuster film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz. Powers lives in San Bernardino, California.

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dryadworks, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by dryadworks)
Tim Powers is the master of alternate history based on actual events, combining such diverse elements as the Fisher King/King Arthur legends w/ the Turkish invasion of Austria and beer-making in Drawing of the Dark; to time travel, Albert Einstein and Charlie Chaplin in Three Days to Never.
In Declare, he manages to combine the WWII spy-game and Middle Eastern djinn in a completely plausible detective/spy story, once you accept his premise. Simply one of the best books I read last decade!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380976522
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Powers, Tim
Publisher:
William Morrow
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Cold war
Subject:
Spy stories
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
824
Publication Date:
20010109
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9.50x6.45x1.55 in. 1.90 lbs.

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